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You Can Fly : The Tuskegee Airmen (Hardcover) (Carole Boston Weatherford)

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Award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford’s innovative history in verse celebrates the story of the Tuskegee Airmen: pioneering African-American pilots who triumphed in the skies and past the color barrier.I WANT YOU! says the poster of Uncle Sam. But if you’re a young black man in 1940, he doesn’t want you in the cockpit of a war plane. Yet you are determined not to let that stop your dream of flying.So when you hear of a civilian pilot training program at Tuskegee Institute, you leap at the chance. Soon you are learning engineering and mechanics, how to communicate in code, how to read a map. At last the day you’ve longed for is here: you are flying!From training days in Alabama to combat on the front lines in Europe, this is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the groundbreaking African-American pilots of World War II. In vibrant second-person poems, Carole Boston Weatherford teams up for the first time with her son, artist Jeffery Weatherford, in a powerful and inspiring book that allows readers to fly, too.
Number of Pages: 80
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Language: English
Street Date: May 3, 2016
TCIN: 50812354
UPC: 9781481449380
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-7123
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$11.89
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